You should consider a frozen raw pet food diet for your pet. Many people have already done so, and are reporting great improvements in their pets’ health. This kind of diet is easy to prepare or you can buy prepackaged products. Your cost will be no more than what you are currently paying for dry kibble: it may even be less.
A wild canine subsists on eating prey species. Uncooked meats and meaty bones can approximate that wild dietary regime. Beef, pork, venison, chicken, turkey, and fish are all foods that a canine will thrive upon. You can also give them raw eggs, shell and all.
You will notice the changes after a short time. Your pet’s breath, coat, and stools will not smell as badly as before. His gums will be healthier and his teeth cleaner from gnawing on bones. As his health improves, there should be fewer ailment-related visits to the veterinarian.
Owners of pets who have put their pets on a raw diet report that formerly sluggish animals have increased energy. Any allergy symptoms and skin conditions clear up within a few weeks of beginning the new diet. Their obese pets are starting to lose the extra weight, and arthritic pets have regained a lot of mobility. Overall, canines on uncooked diets live longer and suffer fewer age-related illnesses. Breeding bitches have easier pregnancies, and the puppies are born healthier, and with greater chances of survival.
Uncooked and unprocessed foods contain vital nutrients that are destroyed in the cooking process. As canine ages, their body produces fewer digestive enzymes, and uncooked foods contain enzymes that can be used in this process. Also, this diet has no grain, unlike most kibble, a food that is not good for canine health.
You can prepare your pet’s meals directly or buy prepared uncooked food. Many people opt to do both. Each option has its advantages, and those who make their pet’s meals frequently keep the prepared food on hand for emergencies.
These are very convenient to use. The dehydrated mixes are space saving, and easily rehydrated. A ten pound box of dehydrated food rehydrates into forty pounds of food. This saves you a lot of lugging heavy bags of food home from the store. The frozen packets can be thawed and poured right into the pet’s bowl. They all contain fruit and vegetables which many believe provide extra nutrients and anti-oxidants.
Buying the meats directly from the butcher may save money in the long run, if you have the time, and make the effort, to find quality meats at good prices. You are one step closer in the meal chain so there is more nutrition to be derived. Many people find supplementing prepared food with meaty bones to be optimal.
It is the nature of wild animals to consume the internal organs of prey, and other dead animals as many of the nutrients needed are found in the linings of these organs as well as the organs. While eating grains and rice is not a normal part of their diet, the minerals, vitamins useful for energy are obtained in the wild.
Popular packaged diets are the meal. The meal consists of meat and bone products of different animals. The term means it is not sold when fresh, having been stored for days or more. This product is not what is considered human grade by the FDA and or USDA. Its components include fecal matter, hair, often feathers, and gristle.
The meal is produced by rendering. The process is the boiling of these parts to separate the fat solubles and water solubles from the solids. During processing, nutrition can be lost.
Proper nutrition is vital to the overall performance and temperament of the pet. Poor diet can lead to digestive problems which may cause an inactive and unhappy pet. It is beneficial that pets should routinely exercise and eat a diet which supplies energy as well as vitamins and minerals.
Some owners choose a diet organic in nature. It is best to understand the term organic is relative to a method in which the foods are produced. Organic diets are always the natured way, but when considering nature’s way, all diets are not of this organic method.
Organic diets contain no pesticides, herbicides or antibiotics. The standards for organic also require that no artificial colors or chemical preservatives be included. The most important standard is that the meats used in the process be of human grade guaranteeing the nutritional value remains intact.
The choices of a raw diet are frozen, freeze-dried and dehydrated. A set standard is that the foods be processed at a minimum. Because they are not processed with heat, frozen foods are high in nutritional value. These foods are in natures pure form. This diet similar to organic can be more costly than the packaged dry. Storage can be an inconvenience because refrigeration is required.